Clinical Law Advisory Solicitor

Location:  London, England


A leading provider of legal services to the health, social care and housing sectors, as well as in the field of professional discipline.


The Clinical Law Advisory division carries out a wide range of work across:

• information law across our whole client base;
• consent and confidentiality;
• public law issues;
• judicial reviews;
• court of protection;
• mental health issues;
• regulatory matters; and
• clinical risk management.

Our client is seeking a solicitor or barrister to join their highly regarded team of advocates and healthcare advisory specialists with a focus on information law issues.

Their clients in the health and housing sectors handle particularly sensitive information and many are looking at novel uses of data.

You will therefore be expected to have experience of advising on information law issues, ideally across transactional, advisory and litigation issue, such as:

• GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 – advising on the lawfulness of processing activities, documentation and assurance;
• Responding to complex subject access requests in the health, regulatory and housing spheres, together with other information rights requests;
• Helping clients manage Personal Data Breaches;
• Support to our specialist Employment and Corporate and Commercial teams for instance drafting data sharing and processing agreements;
• Freedom of Information law, including complaints to the ICO, and appeals to the Tribunal;
• Common law confidentiality and vires issues for statutory bodies; and
• Training for clients.

There is the scope for advocacy and client secondments in this role, and the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work on broader work-streams within the team as outlined above.


Successful candidates will therefore need to be a confident solicitor or barrister with at least 2PQE who is dynamic, self-motivated and able to develop skills to work with senior officers of the firm’s clients.

The team pride themselves on their professionalism and being well-respected and liked by both clients and colleagues.

You will need to be able to fit into a structured corporate environment but in return you can expect to receive excellent supervision.

Your experience is preferably gained within a leading healthcare practice of solicitors or barristers, although our client will consider experienced lawyers without healthcare experience.


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